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by piller
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HQL in Md.
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: HQL in Md.

No experience with that particular model. I have shot the original CZ75 and liked it a lot. Texas is a lot more gun friendly, and the economy is doing pretty good here. We might call you a Yankee at first, but we actually welcome good folks who want to work hard and fit in with our society here. OK,...
by piller
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Veterans Day Salute
Replies: 2
Views: 20

Re: Veterans Day Salute

:lol:
by piller
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need a Laugh ? ? ?
Replies: 6
Views: 106

Re: Need a Laugh ? ? ?

Yep! Completely accurate. I actually knew someone who did it. He would try anything once. He was still walking funny a couple of days later at school.
by piller
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 1064
Views: 13979

Re: The Gun Room

Couldn't be Don King --- the mouth is not moving. Don King probably won't shut up until ten years after he is dead.
by piller
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "My Generation"
Replies: 13
Views: 268

Re: "My Generation"

Isn't it strange how those of us who saw the Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Road Runner type of cartoon violence were not affected by it the way the young people of today are by the violence on the national news? I never even knew anyone outside of Military or Law Enforcement who even pointed a gun at anot...
by piller
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: U.S.S. Grayback, WWII Navy Sub -- Found After 75 Years
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: U.S.S. Grayback, WWII Navy Sub -- Found After 75 Years

Rest in peace to all who died in war.
by piller
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bagged a Little 9 Point, Yesterday with the BLR
Replies: 10
Views: 141

Re: Bagged a Little 9 Point, Yesterday with the BLR

Nice. No need to sound apologetic. It might not be a giant, but it is meat now. If we all had to only kill the biggest deer it wouldn't be all that much fun. Besides, there are no guarantees in hunting.
by piller
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mule Deer With An Original 1894 Takedown 32-40
Replies: 30
Views: 425

Re: Mule Deer With An Original 1894 Takedown 32-40

Merle, isn't fun a big part of the reason for using old guns like that? If just plain simple function and accuracy without any concern for ofter hard to define factors were all, then we would all be shooting the same bolt action rifles in maybe only 3 different calibers. Can you imagine anything les...
by piller
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: A funny thing happened on the way to Winter...
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: A funny thing happened on the way to Winter...

Andy, you hit the nail on the head. Just be warned, I have sent your name to my local Congressman as someone to get information from if they can ever bring up the idea of repealing the UNAFFORDABLE Care Act again. We got a new Congressman, but he seems like a good one. The last one was doing a good ...
by piller
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gun Room
Replies: 1064
Views: 13979

Re: The Gun Room

Griff, it is probably the steering wheel manipulator still grinding its teeth about some idiots in offices is causing a vibration in the cab. OK, that may not be the only issue. Griff, sounds as if you could use some range time. I prescribe an hour or more with a .45 and some Cowboy loads at steel t...
by piller
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: U.S.S. Arizona -- "Eternal Peace" (for Survivors)
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: U.S.S. Arizona -- "Eternal Peace" (for Survivors)

If that is where they want their remains to go, then it sounds fine to me. My opinion is that it is just remains. The important part is already gone.
by piller
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who invented the Bell Helicopter....??
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Who invented the Bell Helicopter....??

He was a smart man. There is a lot of mechanical and physics issues he had to figure out.
by piller
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Attn Veterans
Replies: 10
Views: 101

Re: Attn Veterans

No war during my time in. To all who served, whether in war or not, thank you for what you did.
by piller
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BAR, 1969 Vintage
Replies: 9
Views: 128

Re: Browning BAR, 1969 Vintage

Nice looking rifle.
by piller
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Clowns saying they are 'moderates'....
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Re: Clowns saying they are 'moderates'....

He is about 45 degrees left of moderate.
by piller
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Greta Gets Her Comeuppance
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: Greta Gets Her Comeuppance

That is pretty good.
by piller
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Leaves The House With You Every Single Time?
Replies: 14
Views: 204

Re: What Leaves The House With You Every Single Time?

Keys, wallet, Templar in D2 - made in Waxahachie, Chap Stick, and something to accelerate small quantities of non ferrous metals to high speed in a very short time.
by piller
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 44 Mag rifle versus handgun
Replies: 15
Views: 363

Re: 44 Mag rifle versus handgun

I have had a few animals take some steps after being hit with a .44 Mag pistol, but the carbine has been DRT 1 shot and no further steps each time. Very little meat damage even from the carbine. It is light, handy, and accurate. By the way, it is a Ruger semi-auto. Being gas operated, it needs full ...
by piller
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "My Generation"
Replies: 13
Views: 268

Re: "My Generation"

Never wanted to buy an Acme Rocket Sled, either.
by piller
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Why I LOVE TRUMP......
Replies: 11
Views: 122

Re: Why I LOVE TRUMP......

I like the way President Trump gives the slimestream news such a bitch slapping on a daily basis.
by piller
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The 30-30 does it again
Replies: 32
Views: 430

Re: The 30-30 does it again

When you get older and your eyes are not as sharp as they used to be, a scope is nothing to be ashamed of. Nice deer.
by piller
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Upside-down world, values, religion, and politics...
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: Upside-down world, values, religion, and politics...

I do not know that I hate certain people, but I am profoundly unconcerned with keeping them alive. Should a terrorist find his or her way to be in my sights, I wouldn't feel anything but recoil. Why waste time and energy hating someone who is not worthy of your concern?
by piller
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jimmy Stewart/ Mustang Sally
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: Jimmy Stewart/ Mustang Sally

He probably flew it. If I were a pilot and owned a plane like that, I would have to fly it at least once. Jimmy Stewart was a pilot, and a good one from all accounts.
by piller
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flint and pheasant.
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: Flint and pheasant.

What is wrong with those trees? That is what those tall round things are, right? I thought they were supposed to be green on top, or brown like they are here in Texas. :lol:
by piller
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The new Bisley's a keeper!
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: The new Bisley's a keeper!

For me, Bisley grip frames change the angle of the grip enough to make it easier to shoot accurately.
by piller
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: bloomberg is running for President
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: bloomberg is running for President

The Nanny is the one who banned large sodas in New York. He got all his money from owning news media and bank counting machines. Bernie Sanders is as Capitalist as Bloomberg is.
by piller
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HOUSE GUN REVISITED
Replies: 24
Views: 364

Re: HOUSE GUN REVISITED

My son lives at home and works nights. Sometimes he gets called in for O.T. and I don't know it until I hear him come home at 2 or 3 AM. I don't always hear his car in the drive.
by piller
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: bloomberg is running for President
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: bloomberg is running for President

I hope he divides their vote.
by piller
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: John F. Kennedy on the second amendment ......
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: John F. Kennedy on the second amendment ......

JFK was a product of his time and his upbringing. He probably was a better person than most politicians of today. That is even taking into account his sexual escapades. Many politicians of today are as bad or worse than he was in that department, just not as good looking or as successful with gettin...
by piller
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Sniper Contest announced (unofficial/suggestion)
Replies: 6
Views: 91

Re: Sniper Contest announced (unofficial/suggestion)

Rockwell Porter and the Danites were reputed to be great friends and dangerous enemies. One of my Great Aunts married into a Mormon family. My cousins do not have any respect for Mitt Romney.
by piller
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time To Change The Clocks...
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Re: Time To Change The Clocks...

Spring back and Fall forward. Or, something like that.
by piller
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 Barrel Stove
Replies: 20
Views: 395

Re: 2 Barrel Stove

The days when wood or coal was all that most folks had to heat with were times when chimney fires happened. If you go back and do some research, you can find that small hot fires were recommended. Smoky fires produce creosote and other flammable substances which get deposited in the chimney. That bu...
by piller
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HOUSE GUN REVISITED
Replies: 24
Views: 364

Re: HOUSE GUN REVISITED

I think most intruders are more surprised when they're suddenly shot. That's the way I'd surprise them, myself... Doc, you live outside of the city. Most likely, anyone in your house at night would be there for nefarious purposes. Shooting them without giving them a chance to attack would seem logi...
by piller
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Differences
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Differences

I have seen a few expended bullets, and I have a difficult time telling one from the other in certain size ranges. With a 124 grain 9mm and a 125 grain .357 being so close, I don't believe I could tell the difference if both were hollow points or both soft points. Maybe the .357 might have expanded ...
by piller
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone have a Fitz Special?
Replies: 17
Views: 309

Re: Does anyone have a Fitz Special?

I have never carried a revolver concealed, so I don't understand why cutting the trigger guard would be of any use. I never understood wiring the trigger back on an old revolver to slip hammer it either.

Your gun, have fun fixing it up to suit yourself. My opinion is worth what you paid for it.
by piller
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meat, cheese slicer
Replies: 10
Views: 165

Re: Meat, cheese slicer

Nice way to re-use an old dull blade. I can see that it is held on with screws, and could be removed to sharpen or replace it.
by piller
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Differences
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Differences

Good illustration. Lots of frontal area there on the .41.
by piller
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meat, cheese slicer
Replies: 10
Views: 165

Re: Meat, cheese slicer

Looks like it would do the job. What blade is that on there?
by piller
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mule Deer With An Original 1894 Takedown 32-40
Replies: 30
Views: 425

Re: Mule Deer With An Original 1894 Takedown 32-40

Enough is a good concept. Many people around here seem to think that a 7mm Remington Magnum on a deer lease with 100 yard shots is necessary. Texas has deer that are usually on the small side of normal whitetail size. A 100 pound deer hit by a 7mm Mag at 100 yards loses a lot of meat. I sometimes wo...
by piller
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HOUSE GUN REVISITED
Replies: 24
Views: 364

Re: HOUSE GUN REVISITED

I mentioned that on another thread. I do keep electronic muffs around. A good idea is to get a battery tester and replace the batteries when they fall below about 1.1 volts, more or less, due to the lowered effectiveness at that point. I used Kirkland batteries from Costco for a while. They were mor...
by piller
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honest wear?
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Honest wear?

Todd, wear from use that you describe is certainly what I would consider honest wear.
by piller
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice - mini 30, AK or sks
Replies: 25
Views: 332

Re: Advice - mini 30, AK or sks

Your statement that the .308 bore is a myth is also incorrect. We were both only partially correct.
by piller
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Honest wear?
Replies: 6
Views: 135

Re: Honest wear?

Those never before worn distressed leather jackets occasionally seen at trendy stores are examples of dishonest wear. Meant to look old and well used when new. I have never seen a firearm with premature wear that was not abused.
by piller
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HOUSE GUN REVISITED
Replies: 24
Views: 364

Re: HOUSE GUN REVISITED

I have several 850 lumen or more flashlights around the house. A .357 revolver or a 9mm semiauto and a flashlight that is painful to look directly into are readily available when I am home. The light cannon should give me the time to decide if I need to stop a threat or if the situation can be handl...
by piller
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice - mini 30, AK or sks
Replies: 25
Views: 332

Re: Advice - mini 30, AK or sks

Funny how C.E. "Ed" Harris who was head of production for Ruger at one time claims that yes they did use .308 barrels when it first came out. He said that they used the barrels that were on the upper end of the limits for the .308 and that the Lapua test ammunition was .310. The forcing cone was len...
by piller
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advice - mini 30, AK or sks
Replies: 25
Views: 332

Re: Advice - mini 30, AK or sks

The Mini-30 is bore diameter .308, but it has a long throat that swedges down the bullet from .311 to .308. Handloads with .308 diameter bullets are about 2 inches at 100 yards. Cheap Russian brass coated soft steel bullets are about 5 inches at 100 yards. As the barrel heats up it gets quite a bit ...
by piller
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guy Fawkes Day
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Guy Fawkes Day

A toast to the folks who burn a Guy.
by piller
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mule Deer With An Original 1894 Takedown 32-40
Replies: 30
Views: 425

Re: Mule Deer With An Original 1894 Takedown 32-40

Not being able to get time off during Flu Season, I can't do any deer hunting. Congratulations.
by piller
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Another UNFAIR consequence of police activity...
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Another UNFAIR consequence of police activity...

I didn't think that I would ever agree with NPR. That level of damage is not only unneccesary, it is dangerously excessive.